Way back in October, we mentioned that director Kevin Smith was looking for bands to provide the soundtrack to his new film, Red State. We'd said that we thought Adam Lee & the Dead Horse Sound Co.'s throwback twang would work nicely.
Turns out, we were right. The band's frontman, Adam Lee himself, let us know this morning that the song "Lyin', Cheatin', Drinkin'" will be in the film:
Thanks to the heads up, I sent over a couple tracks. We found out a couple months back that he'll be using one of our tunes in the film. Not sure in what capacity (background I'm sure), but we're very excited about it.
You can see Red State this Saturday, March 12, at the Midland, with a Q&A from director Smith following the movie.
Director Kevin Smith shocked critics and movie-industry followers the world over when he announced at Sundance that he was going to self-release his forthcoming movie, Red State, via his newly formed distribution company, SModcast Pictures. Smith plans on using social media and his SModcast Podcast Network to promote the movie, rather than spend $20 million to promote a movie that only cost $4 million to make.
The road show is in advance of the October nationwide release, which occurs on October 19. Purposefully, that's the date when Clerks first entered theaters 17 years ago. Smith has stated via his various podcasts (SModcast, Plus One, and Red State of the Union) that, rather than sitting on the picture for the months between his announcement at Sundance, his goal is to use these screenings with Q&A following as a way to recoup the investors' money, allowing the movie to go into October already having broken even.
The religious-tinged horror film has its roots in Topeka's Phelps clan, which should bring the protestors out in full force when Smith stops at the Midland on Saturday.